MBARI in the news – 2019

May 2 EOSWater, water Everywhere—But how much H2O?” by Emily Underwood
May 2 National Geographic NewsHow bioluminescence works in nature” by Liz Langley [MBARI cited as source of animated illustration]
May 1 Aerospace and Defense TechnologyMonitoring a nearshore beneficial use site: Application of a benthic sled and video annotation
May 1 Wet PixelHostile Planet Filmmakers Interview – Part 2” by Adam Hanlon
May 1 GizmodoThe world’s largest animal has a secret lingo—Here’s what It sounds like” by Maddie Stone
Apr 26 Deutsche WelleThe deep sea: Where poisons become nutrients” by Brigitte Osterath
Apr 24 National Geographic TVHostile Planet filmmakers teamed up with scientists at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)” [Behind the scenes video for National Geographic’s “Hostile Planet”]
Apr 24 CGTN AmericaReporter’s Notebook: A deep dive into the world’s oceans” by Frances Kuo
Apr 23 Stories related to MBARI news release: Carbon dioxide from Silicon Valley affects the chemistry of Monterey Bay.
– KION-TV, “High carbon dioxide levels are being discovered from the Silicon Valley” by Zach Mcintyre (4-23-19)
– San Francisco Chronicle, “Disturbing levels of carbon dioxide likely to increase ocean acidity fast, scientists say” by Peter Fimrite (4-24-19)
– KCBS-radio, Story carried in main news stream and broadcast at least 16 times (4-28-19 and 4-29-19)
– KQED Science, “Threat to sea life as greenhouse gases drift offshore” by Hannah Hagemann (4-29-19)
– KSBW-TV, “Bay Area commuters spike CO2 levels in Monterey Bay” by Caitlin Conrad (4-29-19) [Also carried by KCRA-TV, Laredo Morning Times, and SF Gate]
– Monterey Herald, “MBARI study shows increased CO2 in the Monterey Bay ” by Tom Garlinghouse (4-30-19)
– KFBK-radio, Story carried on morning news (5-1-19)
– San Jose Mercury, “CO₂ emissions from Silicon Valley and Salinas linked to ocean acidification in Monterey Bay” by Priyanka Runwal (5-6-19) [Also carried by at least 9 other Northern California newspapers in the MediaNews group]
[Release also carried verbatim by Environmental News Network, TodayChan, BrightSurf, and ScienceDaily]
Apr 16 Syracuse University NewsNorma Slepecky Memorial Lecturer Benoit-Bird to discuss ‘Echoes from the Deep’
Apr 13 Santa Cruz SentinelMoss Landing evolves as center for marine sciences” by Gary Griggs
Apr 9 Palo Alto OnlineChoreography meets climate change at Stanford” by Karla Kane
Apr 8 National Geographic TVHostile Planet – Oceans” [MBARI footage in deep-sea section – 31:40 to 35:00]
Apr 6 Santa Cruz SentinelROV-ing in the deep” by Rachel Kippen
Apr 3 Environmental MonitorLittle worlds of wood on the ocean floor” by Karla Lant
Apr 3 Geek.comScientists attach cameras to white wharks to watch how they hunt their prey” by Genevieve Scarano
Mar 25 KSCO-radio “Good Morning Monterey Bay” (interview with Kim Fulton-Bennett about MBARI’s eDNA research)
Mar 21 National Geographic NewsSpectacular new fossil bonanza captures explosion of early life” by Michael Greshko [Also carried by MSN News” and several other news-aggregation web sites]
Mar 20 Marine Technology NewsDrones for coastal enviro management” by Justin Manley
Mar 9 MSN NewsScariest animals in the world” by Pete Thomas and David Strege
Mar 7 Marine Technology NewsInterview: MBARI President Chris Scholin
Mar 1 Journal of Petroleum TechnologyHow oil innovation has benefited other industries” by Trent Jacobs
Mar 1 Monterey HeraldSeaside Middle School students adopt scientific float” by Priyanka Runwal
Feb 27 BioGraphicAllure of the Flower Hat” by Tony Wu
Feb 18 New YorkerA whale’s afterlife” by Jeffrey Marlow
Feb 18 LabRootsMarine protected areas crucial for commercially harvested animal populations
by Anthony Bouchard
Feb 8 BBCHumpback Whales: A Detective Story
Feb 6 PBS News Hour (video for social media) Why is this squid wearing a Fitbit?” by Vicky Stein
Feb 4 The LogAmerican Heritage: The shipwreck of Santa Monica Bay ” by Parimal M. Rohit
Feb National Maritime Historical SocietyMilky Seas
Jan 30 Anthroposphere – The Oxford Climate ReviewThe Argo Evolution” by Grace Greenwald and Shannon Switzer Swanson
Jan 29 Stories related to MBARI news release: Why do beaked whales return to a Navy sonar range despite frequent disturbance? It’s the food.
– iNews, “Beaked whales are travelling into military testing zones to dive for squid” by Sally Guyoncourt (1-29-19)
– The Maritime Executive, “Why do beaked whales keep returning to a Navy sonar range?” (1-29-19)
–, “California: Whales always return to sonar testing areas” (2-7-19)
[Release also carried verbatim by Environmental News Network, Science Daily, Science Blog, Safety4Sea, the British Ecological Society and UC Santa Cruz]
Jan 24 WESA-radio (NPR)The octopus whisperer” by Alisa Opar [See also: Picture of the Week: Cock-Eyed Squid. Both stories originally produced by ScienceFriday for Cephalopod week 2017 and also carried by KERA-TV, KWBU-radio, and WBFO-radio]
Jan 23 CBC Kids5 animals that glow
Jan 21 MongabayA ‘FitBit for squid’ could help track the ocean’s squishier species” by Marianne Messina [Also carried by Enviro LInk and South Africa Today]
Jan 19 Wild About Animals [Kid’s science TV show featuring MBARI videos of “some of the strangest looking creatures in our oceans”]
Jan 17 Stories related to MBARI web article: Biologists discover deep-sea fish living where there is virtually no oxygen.
– New Atlas, “Fish found thriving in waters with almost no oxygen” by Michael Irving (1-20-19)
– Newsweek, “Robot discovers eels and sharks thriving in deep-sea void where oxygen hardly exists” by Aristos Georgiou (1-21-19) [Also carried by MSN]
– Science Alert, “Scientists discover freaky fish thriving in waters we thought were deadly to life ” by Peter Dockrill (1-21-19)
– Fox News, “Bizarre deep-sea fish living in Gulf of California with ‘virtually no oxygen’ puzzles biologists” by Jennifer Earl (1-21-19) [Also carried by New York Post]
– Slash Gear, “Two fish species can survive in areas of the Gulf of California with little oxygen” by Shane McGlaun (1-21-19)
– The Weather Channel, “Gulf of California fish found thriving in one of the most extreme low oxygen underwater habitats on Earth” by Drew MacFarlane (1-22-19)
–, “Biologists using underwater robot discover deep-sea fish living where there is ‘virtually no oxygen’” by Stephanie Valera (1-23-19)
– Also covered verbatim by Phys Org, Infosurhoy, Maritime Herald, Knowridge,,, Follow News, and other news aggregation web sites
Jan 17 MashableUncharted worlds- Descending into the dark sea is like exploring deep space” by Mark Kaufman
Jan 16 San Jose InsideMonterey Bay whale researchers prepare for a busy year ahead” by Lauren Hepler
Jan 15 Vintage NewsShip which sank in 1995 found off California coast – 3D Model Made” by Ian Harvey
Jan 14 Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsResponsibilities after the rescue
Jan 13 Deep Sea NewsThe lonely existence of vampire squids” by Craig McClain
Jan 8 Taucher.netDeep Sea: Five new species of sea slugs discovered
Jan 7 Supply Chain DriveEnvironmental concerns loom after MSC loses 270 containers at sea” by Edwin Lopez
Jan 4 The Daily AstorianAn anomaly” by Elleda Wilson
Jan 3 OceanusTo tag a squid – New device can reveal unknown behavior of these key creatures” by Daniel Cojanu and Elise Hugus
Jan 3 Smithsonian.comHe was on duty when the ship sank. Two decades later, the ROV pilot aids in Its exploration” by Meilan Solly
Jan 3 Monterey County WeeklyScientists at MBARI are researching a last-ditch possibility to combat climate change